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The diversity of Croatian geographical area with the mountains of Velebit, Moser, Učka and inland mountains potholers challenge is that due to favorable climatic conditions all year round can enjoy this sport. A well-organized network of caves society and helicopter equipped Mountain Rescue Service (GSS) provide all lovers of active holidays safely explore Croatian underground. In addition to cave intended only for professionals to visit, in Croatia there is a large number of so-called. tourist caves specially adapted for safe sightseeing excursions during a vacation in Croatia.


The caves were known to people since predpovijesnog times when people used them as shelters and temporary and permanent residence on whose walls, ceilings and interior have left many tangible evidence of their lifestyle. The earliest written document about Croatian caves dating back to Roman times, and emerged as a result of the description and the research they were two millennia ago, scientists took the Roman Lucretius, Strabo, and Pliny the Elder and Younger. The second document is the oldest church documents on the 1096th in describing the cave called “Pechini” (hence the name today, “The Cave”) on the island of Ugljan near Zadar. The cave is 28 m long, is located on the west side of the island, about 500 m north of the Gulf Zeljina at an altitude of 100 m.
A bit more than 100 years, the Croatian and world renowned scientist, Dr. Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger discovered in a cave on a hill in Krapina Hušnjak remains of early man known as Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, a site has been listed among the most valuable sites in the Neanderthal world.
Collection of objects and bones can be seen at the Museum of Early Man in Krapina Krapina, and information on working time you can get on the phone 049/371-491.


Of all the mountainous areas, the area of Moser and Velebit and Paklenica National Park zones are regions of the richest sites of caves – caves, caverns and chasms – for professionals who know the techniques of climbing and descending to the cave, going through the cave under the weight of equipment, etc. Here is a list of most of these caves and caverns:
– Panjkova cave Kršnje Kordun 12 385 m
– The cave in the quarry Tounj Tounj 8410 m
– Veternica Medvednica near Zagreb 6816 m
– System jopica caves Kordun Krnjak at 6564 m
– Lower South Velebit cave Cerovačka Gračac 2510 m
– Clementine and the Velebit cave 2403 m
– Jama Mandelaja Oštarije by Ogulin 2326 m
– Jama Munižaba Velebit 2300 m
– System Ponorac – Suvaja Kordun 2232 m
– Luka’s cave, Northern Velebit 1392 m
– Slovakia, Northern Velebit 1017 m
– Old-school, mountain 576 m
– Vilim pit, mountain 572 m
– Ponor on Bunjevci, South Velebit 534 m
– Pit gates of the rocky, mountain 520 m
– Phantom Cave, Velebit 477 m
– Lomska freezer in the valley, 451 m Velebit
– Jama Munižaba, Velebit 448 m
– Stupin pit, Bitoraj 413 m
– New large pit, mountain, 380 m
– JAMA Raspora Raspor, Ćićarija 361m
– Biokovka, mountain 359 m
– Podgračišće, the island of Brac 329 m
– Clan abyss (Gotovž), surroundings of the river 320 m
– Blowgun, South Velebit 320 m
– Forgetful pit, mountain 311 m
– Small (Black) Kicljeva pit Skrad, Gorski Kotar 285 m
– Balinka Plaski, Lika 283 m
– JAMA Matesica flat, the island of Brac 280 m
– PRETNER pit, mountain 252 m
– Semička Ćićarija, Istria 236 m


Tourist sites are caves caving adapted visiting tourists and children to help guide the working time when the sites are open can certainly see the beauty of underground caves which we list here offer:
– Veternica Medvednica above Zagreb
– Grgosova cave near Samobor
– Vrlovka in Kamanje at Ozlja
– Lokvarka at Lokve (Gorski Kotar)
– Springs near Fuzina (Gorski Kotar)
– Jama Cave in Porec Nova Vas (Istra)
– Biserujka (Vitezica caves) on the island
(Croatian Coast)
– Golubnjača to Plitvice Lakes (Lika)
– Samogradska cave near Perušic (Lika)
– Upper Cerovačka caves near Gracac (Lika)
– Lower Cerovačka caves near Gracac (Lika)
– Manita pec in Paklenica (Velebit South)
– Vranjaca the southern foothills of Moser (Croatia)
– The Blue Grotto on Biševo (Croatia)
– Šipun in Cavtat (Croatia)

In addition to traditional spelunking, Croatia enjoys a growing popularity of cave diving or a tour of the cave under the water. Cave diving encompasses two disciplines: recreational cave diving (Cavern diving) which is a specialization within the diving activities, it is all about diving in underwater caves and pits that do not require knowledge of caving skills. Another classic cave diving is a discipline that encompasses all forms of diving in underwater caves, springs or waters within the land of caves and holes, and requires both knowledge of caving and diving skills. All interested in cave diving may occur speleoronilačkom Croatian society (abbreviated HSRD) www.hpm.hr / hsrd / HSRD.htm

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